The “Brownshirts” Arrive in S Florida
This past Wednesday, July 5th, I foolishly entered into a debate with a Progressive, Democrat rabbi, the topic being, "Civility, Can we get along?" combined with, "The First Five Months of the Trump's Presidency." The meeting was sponsored by the Boca Raton Century Village Republican Club, held in an on-site synagogue. And in a civil gesture of friendship and cordiality, they invited Democrats to attend and even permitted the president of the Delray Democrat Club to greet the audience. Big mistake. The guy began by immediately demeaning Trump. I demanded he be removed from the microphone. That was the signal for chaos.
The Democrats came prepared by arriving in droves with carpools and even perhaps a rented bus. They carried political signs that they attempted to flourish. They had empty wheelchairs into which healthy people plopped and claimed their lives were threatened by the abolishment of ObamaCare. Women wore their pink cats' hats. And they were boisterous, loud and threatening. To add to the problem was that this scene was being taped by the notoriously anti-trump, pro-radical Democrat, Samantha Bee television show. Now with the professionals' expertise of pasting and editing, all of America will see how easily loud mouthed, street thug like Democrats can throttle peaceful Republicans.....in their own meetings, no less. The rabbi helped light the fuse to this cannonball-like bomb by claiming in near hysterical mode, that the Torah is the source for Koranic inspired terror. And this in a synagogue. Shameful, but sadly to be expected. And from this we have to learn.
The poor moderator did all she could to quite down the crowd. That did no good. The Democrats were well prepared to destroy all discourse between me and my opponent. I was shouted down, interrupted and threatened by audience members of the far-Left political persuasion. If one of the evening's topics was, "Civility," that word, its definition or its practice was unknown to the Progressives. It was like Munich-1933 or Hamburg-2017. Throw in the anarchy in our colleges and you've got the picture.
In summation, Marjory and I had to be walk to our car by two professional civilian security guards who happened to be in the audience. We were menaced by guys who, in a very hostile manner approached me as I left the stage. Enough said for any attempt to get together, discuss and share views with any from the mentally unhinged Democrats. They believe in the famous Obama saying of "Bring a gun to the fight." I surely will in the future.